Sealander Park - Camp near Idaho Falls, Idaho
Idaho Falls,Idaho
43.439500193, -112.1674399823
7.6 miles SW of Idaho Falls, Idaho
GPS: 43°26'22.2"N 112°10'2.8"W
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State: Idaho

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The story of Sealander park begins with Carl Sealander. Leaving Sweden in 1893 at the age of seventeen, Carl worked in mining communities across Colorado and Utah before meeting his wife, Lizzie Eklund in Salt Lake City. She had immigrated from Finland. They were married in September 1901 and, with a team and wagon carrying their belongings, they traveled to the New Sweden area, West of Idaho Falls as Homesteaders.

Lizzie and Carl had one son, Clause who grew up exploring the lava beds and developed a deep love of the area. He enjoyed sharing the area he loved with friends and family and developed the park as a place for entertaining. After marrying his wife Edith, they held potluck dinners, song festivals, Easter egg hunts, picnics and parties. These occasions were made even more special by his accordian music. In the early days, donations were used for the park's upkeep and improvements. Today the park can be reserved for picnics, receptions, reunions, weddings, and corporate retreats. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a wonderful part of Idaho's history.

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Directions

From Idaho Falls, Idaho

  1. Head southwest toward Cedar St (276 ft)
  2. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Cedar St (190 ft)
  3. Turn left at the 1st cross street onto N Ridge Ave (0.1 mi)
  4. Turn right at the 2nd cross street onto Elm St (0.2 mi)
  5. Continue onto W Broadway St (371 ft)
  6. Continue straight to stay on W Broadway St (0.8 mi)
  7. Take the ramp onto I-15 S (5.3 mi)
  8. Take exit 113 toward Shelley (0.2 mi)
  9. Turn right onto W 65th S (213 ft)
  10. Turn left onto St John Rd (1.1 mi)
  11. Continue onto W 65th S (1.0 mi)
  12. Continue straight (0.2 mi)
  13. Slight left
    Destination will be on the right
    (489 ft)
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Sealander Park is located at 6510 South 65th West, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

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